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Author Topic: Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques  (Read 17183 times)

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Offline Bill Wheatley

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Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques
« on: September 04, 2009, 10:23:10 AM »
Courtroom Testimony Instruction

The Stria Consulting Group is offering a three-day (24 hour) course of instruction to prepare firearm examiners for the rigors of courtroom testimony as an expert witness. This training will offer the attendee an opportunity to become better prepared to present expert witness testimony at criminal trials and civil proceedings.

Course Description

Instruction is provided through the use of PowerPoint presentations, numerous hand-outs and lectures designed to explain to experts what techniques succeed at trial. These features are combined with mock trial demonstrations using the attendees. Each attendee will receive practical instruction relative to their testimony and there will be ample time for questions and answers.

This course of instruction will benefit trainees, basic, intermediate and advanced level examiners. There are no pre-requisites to this course. The instructors possess extensive experience providing trial testimony and training to forensic laboratory personnel.

Topics Presented:

•   Properly preparing to testify at trial
•   Presentation of your qualifications
•   Surviving and excelling during Voir Dire
•   Protecting yourself from attacks on your professional credentials
•   Presentation and support of your conclusions
•   Educating the jury
•   Trick and difficult questions
•   Defeating opposing counsel’s tactics
•   Skillfully answering cross-examination questions
•   The Daubert Challenge and what it means to you
•   Addressing testimony concerns related to the NAS Report


Course:             Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques

Dates:               December 7th, 8th & 9th, 2009

Location:          Union County Police Ballistics Laboratory, OEM Classroom
                       300 North Ave E, Westfield, NJ 07090-1426

Course Fee:      $425.00 per student (12 student maximum attendance)

For more information please contact:

Stria Consulting Group at (718) 236-7616 or email at stria@msn.com
 
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Re: Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 07:44:36 AM »
Looks like a great class!!

Offline Ann Davis

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Re: Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 12:17:46 PM »
What experts are instructors with the stria consulting group?
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Offline Jim Gannalo

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Re: Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 09:29:49 PM »
Hi Ann,

Thanks for your interest in this training seminar, we believe that it will provide practical training in proper courtroom testimony techniques needed by both new and more experienced examiners. Our instructors have provided testimony in 1000+ criminal and civil cases and are willing to share that experience with members of the forensic community.

For more detailed information about our instructors, please link to the Stria Consulting Group webpage at http://nystria.com/striagroupmembers.html.

I hope that you or members of your laboratory can attend. Please be advised that this course will be limited to twelve students so that a more personalized form of instruction can be provided to each student. Space is limited, but the course will be worth it.

Best Regards,

Jim Gannalo
Stria Consulting Group Inc

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Re: Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 09:18:03 AM »
Attached is the registration form for those interested in attending. Please direct any questions in regards to this course to Mr. James Gannalo Stria Consulting Group at (718) 236-7616 or email him at stria@msn.com
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Offline Bill Wheatley

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Re: Courtroom Testimony & Expert Witness Techniques
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 10:09:49 AM »
For those planning to attend I received the below listed hotel information from Mike Sanford of the host agency:

There are two hotels in the area.  One is within walking distance.  Below is the information.

Best Western – Westfield Inn  435 North Ave. W., Westfield NJ  908-654-5600    $112.00 / night  Government Rate
Within walking distance    http://www.bestwesternnewjersey.com/hotels/best-western-westfield-inn/

Holiday Inn – Springfield NJ   304 US Route 22 West, Springfield NJ  973-376-9400  $105.00 / night  Government Rate
Within 10 minute drive       http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/sprnj                                                                          

Google Map Link to the training facility

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=300+North+Avenue+East+Westfield,+NJ+07090&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=North+Ave,+Westfield,+Union,+New+Jersey+07090&ll=40.651131,-74.340982&spn=0.000525,0.002835&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.651131,-74.340981&panoid=mNm6c0mOd_IwXmYDUS2WUw&cbp=11,170.23,,0,-10.32

Any questions about the hotel or area contact Mike at 'msandford@ucnj.org'



 


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